Tydings & Rosenberg: A trial court allowed a law firm to intervene in divorce proceedings to recover fees from the husband after representing the wife.
By Laura Morgan, Family Law Consultant
The trial court was authorized to enter a judgment in favor of law firm that represented the wife in a divorce proceeding and, therefore, the law firm had the right to intervene in proceeding in order to recover from husband attorney’s fees earned; the trial court had statutory authority directly to a party’s lawyer, rather than to the party, and such statutory authority provided that an attorney could enforce an order requiring a party to pay a reasonable amount for attorney’s fees and costs in attorney’s own name.
Laura Morgan is a Family Law Consultant. Laura is available for consultation, brief writing and research on family law issues throughout the country. She can be reached through her website. www.famlawconsult.com